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Sustainable Organisations of the Sutherland Shire 'SO Shire' is a community driven network of individuals, businesses and organisations all working together for a sustainable Shire.

To fuse together the local economy with the protection of the ocean and environment.

Our mission aims to protect and enhance the natural environment by educating the public, mobilising volunteers, advising and promoting environmentally sustainable businesses within the Sutherland Shire.
The Shire is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful rivers, bays, wetlands, beaches and The Royal National Park.
All of which need protecting from plastic pollution.

Building a sustainable community that doesn't cost the Earth

Are you a business owner who cares about the environment and sustainability?

Does your business employ strategies to reduce its impact on the environment?


If so, we invite you to enter the Sustainability Award, sponsored by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, in the Local Business Awards.

You can see some of the sustainable initiatives of previous winners and runner-ups, and download an entry form on their website

We’d love to hear what your business is doing to be more sustainable and, hopefully, reward your efforts, too. We hope you’ll share your story with us and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please note that applications must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 13th August, 2020.


Email your application to or post to Sutherland Shire Sustainability Award – Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, PO Box 589, Sutherland NSW 1499